Hoffenheim were beaten 4-0 by Bundesliga table toppers Wolfsburg last Saturday and head coach Ralf Rangnick made it clear after the match that he isn’t happy with the way things are going at the club presently.
Dietmar Hopp, the chief financial backer of Hoffenheim, has given his coach a Ã¢â€šÂ¬10 million transfer budget this summer, however, Rangnick is of the opinion that this won’t be enough to fight for Bundesliga success and has criticised his boss for a lack of financial support.
This didn’t go down too well with Hopp and the 69-year-old stated that he wants to discuss Rangnick’s future at the club. It has been suggested that he could possibly release the coach.
Rangnick’s current Hoffenheim expires in 2011, but Bild claims that the club are on the verge of giving their coach the sack in favour of former Bayern Munich trainer Juergen Klinsmann.
Hopp is a known admirer of Klinsmann’s coaching style and he is, of course, available on a free transfer.
Stefan Coerts, Goal.com